12 February 2014, 10:20 AM ET
Building personalized treatments has long been a goal of cancer treatments, but testing them can be difficult. By using bio-fabricated 3D tissue, researchers are able to test which customized treatments work best.
11 February 2014, 07:01 PM ET
People who live farther north, in colder climates, tend to have more of the intestinal microbes associated with obesity compared to those people at more southern climates.
11 February 2014, 07:00 PM ET
It may seem like a fairly fundamental question, but there is still debate over whether viruses should be considered a form of life.
11 February 2014, 06:34 PM ET
An estimated 1 in 14 women worldwide is sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, a new study has found.
11 February 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Yearly mammograms in middle-age women do not reduce breast cancer deaths — these tests are essentially as good as physical examination alone, according to a new 25-year study from Canada.
11 February 2014, 04:25 PM ET
Quitting smoking is a healthy step, but it can be exceedingly difficult. Here's a look at the science-proven tips that can make quitting easier.
11 February 2014, 04:00 PM ET
In recent years, several states have passed bills that make it harder for children to gain exemptions from getting the vaccinations schools usually require, and ethicists say this trend is a good one.
11 February 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Just two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may considerably reduce the risk of developing genital warts, although getting the required three doses provides the most protection, a new study from Sweden suggests.
11 February 2014, 03:59 PM ET
Sales of bacon are at an all-time high, much to the chagrin of health experts, and the cured meat is now found in everything from martinis to candy. Has America become a bacon nation?
11 February 2014, 03:27 PM ET
NBC anchor Bob Costas will take a night off from hosting the networks' Olympics broadcast because of an infection that spread to both his eyes. The news might have you wondering: Why is pink eye so contagious?
11 February 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, develops when the transparent membrane, or conjunctiva, lining the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball gets inflamed. You can get pink eye from someone else if their bacterial or viral infection passes to you.
10 February 2014, 07:11 PM ET
As Valentine's arrives, how can you prevent a broken heart?
10 February 2014, 07:00 PM ET
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death earlier this week from a suspected heroin overdose unleashed the usual media coverage of deaths related to this drug. W
10 February 2014, 06:59 PM ET
Sochi's elevation makes speed-skating world records unlikely.
10 February 2014, 04:01 PM ET
Most middle-aged women do not give up sex as they age, especially if sex is important to them, according to a new study.
10 February 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Two new weight-loss drugs should be used cautiously because it's not clear whether they increase the risk for heart problems, some doctors argue.
10 February 2014, 01:58 PM ET
An infection with the chikungunya virus - a mosquito-borne disease that was once confined to Africa and Asia - causes severe pain, fever, headache, vomiting and rash. Experts are concerned that it's now spread to the Caribbean and might arrive in the US.
10 February 2014, 09:16 AM ET
Smartphone apps aimed at preventing cancer, or helping people with the disease to manage it, have the potential to improve people's health, but many of these apps have drawbacks, researchers say.
08 February 2014, 02:08 AM ET
Only treating the symptoms of a problem may mask the real issue at hand.
08 February 2014, 01:04 AM ET
Eat a chocolate a day, but check the label first.
07 February 2014, 06:59 PM ET
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, the opening created by the small hole found in each of the vertebrae that make up the human spinal column.
07 February 2014, 01:34 PM ET
Reading nutrition labels at the grocery store can be a daunting task -- here are tips for determining what's really healthy.
07 February 2014, 12:57 PM ET
A good air purifier with a HEPA filter can reduce symptoms of allergies and asthma while cleaning the air in your home. Here are some of the best air purifiers for home use.
07 February 2014, 09:25 AM ET
After 44 people became sick with Salmonella after eating frozen dinners, researchers realized that many people were skipping an important step in microwaving their meals.
06 February 2014, 06:09 PM ET
In light of President Obama's plan to advance brain science, here are some recent cool findings about the brain.
06 February 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Women's risk factors for stroke are different from those of men, and include pregnancy conditions and hormone changes, say experts who are issuing new guidelines today aimed at preventing stroke in women.
06 February 2014, 03:55 PM ET
The use of insulin, a hormone that treats diabetes, has tripled in the United Kingdom over the past 20 years, a new study finds. The number of insulin users grew from 136,800 in 1991, to 421,300 in 2010. During this time, the number of people with Type 2
06 February 2014, 02:24 PM ET
A drug called bumetanide aimed at eliminating autism symptoms in people with certain forms of the condition is showing promise in the early stages of research.
06 February 2014, 11:47 AM ET
The Garmin FR70 heart rate monitor is a good pick for people who are driven by data to push their workouts harder. The watch and chest strap allow for continuous heart monitoring.
06 February 2014, 10:18 AM ET
A new study sheds light on why some embryos fail to implant in the womb, while others implant successfully, leading to pregnancy.
06 February 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Birth order could potentially have long-term health effects, a new study suggests.
06 February 2014, 08:43 AM ET
What a man thought was a splinter under his fingernail turned out to be a tumor instead, according to a new report of the case.